StartUp Health, a global entrepreneurship development company for Healthcare Transformers, today announced a three-year partnership with global insurance provider Allianz to co-develop a Custom Innovation Portfolio of at least two dozen companies. Over the next three years through strategic calls for innovations, both companies will focus on solutions to critical health issues on individual, community and global levels.
Specific themes for the Portfolio will be later announced after a Call for Innovations in early 2017, inviting entrepreneurs from around the world to apply at http://www.startuphealth.com.
“We’re thrilled to partner with Allianz to help emerging health companies innovate and grow. Virtually every aspect of health is being re-imagined and there’s no better way to speed up the cycles of innovation than to connect entrepreneurs with ongoing support, expertise and resources to grow their business,” said Unity Stoakes, co-founder and president of StartUp Health in a statement.
Last year, StartUp Health partnered with Janssen Research & Development, LLC on a similar three-year collaboration program to connect its senior leaders more directly to digital health entrepreneurs, innovators and disruptors. As part of the three year deal, StartUp Health will provide Janssen’s leaders with ongoing insights on emerging technologies, business models and overarching trends in digital health.
Additionally, the company launched StartUp Health Colorado, a digital health innovation hub on the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora for health entrepreneurs, doctorpreneurs, investors and industry stakeholders.
Since 2012, StartUp Health’s digital health portfolio supports more than 180 companies spanning five continents, 17 countries and 60+ cities. To date, 11 of its companies have been acquired by companies including Intel, WebMD, Under Armour and Zimmer Biomet and its companies have raised over $640M of funding since 2012. StartUp Health’s diverse portfolio is currently comprised of 40% “doctorpreneurs,” 30% female founders and one-third serial entrepreneurs.